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Pesticides

Vegetable oil consumption now linked to trans-fats and pesticides found within human tissues

By Jockers: (NaturalNews) Vegetable oil is a product consumed worldwide. Production sky rocketed with advances made in agricultural farming from the industrial revolution. The most common vegetable oils include soybean oil, cottonseed oil, canola (rapeseed) oil, corn oil and safflower oil. Studies reveal that vegetable oil consumption is now linked to trans-fatty acids and pesticides being found within human tissues.

Unanimous vote: Portland bans neonicotinoids to protect bees from deadly pesticide

By Duncan: (NaturalNews) After the disturbing death in 2013 of tens of thousands of bees in Wilsonville, Oregon believed to be linked to a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, Portland, Oregon has decided -- after a recent unanimous vote -- to ban use of these toxic chemicals on city-owned property. The ban does not prevent people from using neonicotinoids on private property within the city.

Chemical corporations buried report on endocrine disruptors to trade health for profit

By Wilson:(NaturalNews) A scientific report linking endocrine-disrupting chemicals to a myriad of health effects was reportedly blocked from being published by European Union (EU) officials, according to new investigation by The Guardian.

Endocrine disruptors are foreign substances found in many products, including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, plasticizers and cosmetics, that interfere with the human endocrine system. Disrupting the human endocrine system may result in developmental, reproductive, neurological and immunological complications.

Landmark study links pesticides to high depression rates

By Wright: (NaturalNews) Globally, one person dies by suicide roughly every 40 seconds. Around the world, over one million people commit suicide each year -- an increase of 60 percent over the last four and a half decades. Incredibly, farmers have one of the highest rates of self-inflicted death.

Newsweek reports that suicide for farmers in the U.S. is about twice the average of the general population. However, this isn't just a problem in America; it's an international crisis.

Want to cultivate a vegetable garden? Here are some tips to get started!

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) Creating a vegetable garden is not only about enjoying tasty foods in a convenient manner but about having access to foods that are safe for consumption. Considering all of the pesticides that are typically used in growing the many vegetables that are sold in markets, taking control by growing them from the safety of one's own yard is the best bet for keeping health intact.

EWG unveils 2014 shopper's guide to avoid pesticides in produce


It doesn't take a degree in nutrition to understand that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But not all produce is created equal, and a significant portion of what is sold in grocery stores today as conventional produce has previously been treated with harsh chemicals, many of which end up lingering on, and sometimes in, the final product.

Common pesticide combines with Roundup to create even deadlier substance: study


Perhaps the only thing more pervasively toxic than crop chemicals, like glyphosate (Roundup) and atrazine, is these poisons combined with one another. A new study published in the journal Chemosphere has revealed that the amalgamated toxicity of certain pesticides and herbicides increases substantially in comparison to the toxicity of these same chemicals individually.

French fried pesticide and the upcoming GMO potato


Health enthusiasts all talk about the dangers of consuming genetically modified corn, soy, canola, cottonseed oil and sugar beets (MSG), but what about GM potatoes? Surely fast food French fries aren't just cooked in genetically mutated, hydrogenated oils but come from potatoes that are bred to resist blight fungus and other field "pests" right? Corporate America never leaves a stone unturned when it comes to saving money and investing in chronic sick care at the same time, so why would fast food fries be any different? Has the Franken-fry already invaded the likes of most fast food and we just don't know about it?